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Tolima begins initiative to produce organic cotton
Sep '14
The Textile Cluster Preparation of Tolima (CTCT) has begun an initiative called TexGreen Tolima (TTG), to promote the production of organic cotton in Tolima, one of the 32 departments of Colombia, according to an El Espectador report.

This initiative aims at making Colombia one of the top organic cotton garments producing country in Latin America. It also plans to redesign the industrial process under clean production protocols.

The director of CTCT, Julio Cesar Mandoza, said the initial aim of the project is to analyze the cotton production chain in the country, from spinning to final product, and then improve the technology used in the cotton industry.

As of now, there are 11 companies willing to be trained in organic production of cotton. After this, the companies need to appear for an audit to get the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, for organic cotton production.

Apart from planting organic cotton, there are other stages involved in the production chain like spinning, weaving dyeing and finishing the final product, Mr. Mandoza added.

Mr. Mandoza said the new project would open new business opportunities in the cotton market and would help peasants in Tolima and all over Colombia with new job opportunities.

Executive director of TTG, Teresa Santofimio, said they also plan to produce innovative products, and help Colombia become one of the top centers for manufacturing different varieties of cotton products.

TexGreen Tolima, after two years of exhibitions and promotions, has now investments worth 390 million pesos.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification is the standard leader in processing textiles made with organic fiber, which sets clear requirements for environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain organic textiles.

CTCT provides facilities to import organic inputs at cheaper rates for producing cotton fabrics and revive the business model. (GK)

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